Monday, June 30, 2014
We're headed home today. We're going to do the whole trip in one day so hopefully the babies will cooperate! We had a great visit. I'm sure Pops and Gram are looking forward to some peace and quiet after spending 4 days with this crew!
Pops fell down a few days before we got here and scratched up his nose and Addi fell on the deck while we were here and scratched up her nose. Twins!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mom, Tiff and I are on our way down to New Mexico for a trip with the kids. We decided to just go halfway today and we stopped in Moab for the night. I was so glad we stopped because the babies were pretty fussy for the last hour and really wanted out of their carseats. They've never been very good in the car simply because they don't do it very often and aren't used to it. This was their first road trip and I knew it was going to be tough. They only napped for a half an hour and I spent the rest of the time trying to entertain them with toys that they would play with for a few minutes and then throw on the floor.
After we checked into the hotel we grabbed some dinner and headed to a fun park that has this big percussion area. The kids thought it was so fun to run around trying all the different ones and hearing what sounds they make.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Jordy had a sleep study done a couple of weeks ago. Intermountain Homecare droppped off a monitor for me to hook her up to before bed and have her sleep without her oxygen. Bert gave her a blessing right before bed and we prayed and prayed that this time she would pass. I checked on her multiple times before I went to sleep and she always had good numbers. I even got up in the night a couple of times to check on her. It was always in the 90's so I was really hopeful that she had passed. I waited and waited for the doctor to call me and give me the results. When no one called I started calling in everyday to see if they had received the results. Intermountain downloads the information from the monitor and then gives it to Dr. Stoddard's office (the head of the NICU.) Dr. Stoddard reads the results and sends a report to our pediatrician. Our trip to New Mexico was coming and I really wanted the results before we left so I would know if I needed to pack oxygen or not. The nurses were getting bothered with me and the last time I called in she told me they didn't have the results and that they would call me when they did. So, pretty much stop calling! But I still really wanted the results so I took it to the next level and called Dr. Stoddard's office. His secretary was so nice and helpful and listened to me explain how long I had waited and how I was leaving town and needed these results. She informed me that Dr. Stoddard hadn't had a chance to read the results yet and wasn't in the office that day but that sometimes he has a Respiratory Therapist help him read the results when he is so backlogged so she offered to find him and show him the results and call me back with the decision. All of my effort was not for nothing because she called back with the decision that Jordyn had passed her sleep study and could be off oxygen now!! I was beyond thrilled! She has had it for over a year now and has been so patient with all of it. We are so happy to be done with that chapter of our lives!
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
The girls slept so good! It was a pretty chilly night so I kept waking up to make sure they were covered but they had on their winter beanies, socks on their hands, 3 layers of pajamas and blankets on top so they stayed warm. Rylee slept with Bert and I and the boys had their sleeping bags.
There were only 2 infant swings so sometimes they had to share.
These two had so much fun facing each other while they were eating. They loved stealing food from each other and spent a lot of time giggling while they ate. My favorite part was clean-up. No sweeping like I have to do after every meal at home!!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I took Addi up to Riverton today to her appointment with Dr. Cartwright, a Pediatric Urologist. Shortly after she was born her clitoris became enlarged and has stayed that way ever since. The NICU said they had only seen that once before and nothing we tried would bring it back down to normal size. Our pediatrician recently suggested taking her into the urologist to see what they had to say about it. Dr. Cartwright examined her and said she was in the normal range and that we didn't need to worry about it unless it was causing her pain. What a relief! Cooper came with us today to help me in the car. I knew Addi wouldn't like driving all that way without anyone to entertain her and Cooper is the perfect guy for the job.